The scouting exercise for the contestants in the Miss Malawi beauty pageant continues this Saturday in the capital Lilongwe for the Central Region auditions and Blantyre on August 28 for the Southern Region.
Two media houses Nation Publications Limited (NPL) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), managers of the pageant, are holding the auditions to find a beauty queen who will advance issues around Malawi’s population boom.
Under the theme Beauty With A Purpose, organisers and Nation Publications Limited are taking Miss Malawi beauty pageant to another level that it is more than modelling or contest for beautiful girls but combining with the brainpower that would gracefully carry the office of Miss Malawi at local and international platforms.
“Judges, during auditioning, will be looking for self-confidence and passion to drive this year’s theme which is addressing overpopulation.
“As such, their responses to the judges’ questions need to be relevant to the Malawi situations. The contestants will have to demonstrate creativity and imagination on different tasks,” says the project’s spokesperson Teresa Ndanga.
The venue for Saturday’s audition in Lilongwe is the Sunbird Capital’s Viphya Room.
Hopefuls should be 1.67 metres tall, aged between 18 and 26, with a minimum educational qualification of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE), have a good command of English, never married before and without children.
The last stretch of auditions will take place in Blantyre on August 28, after which selected contestants will go into the last audition stage that will produce 15 finalists to contest for the crown in April next year.
The judges—former Miss Malawi Blandina Mlenga Khondowe, event organiser Tadala Chihana and marketer Wilkins Mijiga— already selected participants for the Northern region contest.
They selected Mzuzu’s queen Miss O’Seasons Yewo Gondwe, 19, Miwasy Nyirenda, 23, Esther Chiviya, 24 and former Miss Mzuzu University (Mzuni) Tadala Mlopa, 20.